Jefferson University Hospitals

Diseases & Conditions

  • Flat or Inverted Nipples
    Having flat or inverted nipples causes challenges when breastfeeding as it makes it difficult for the baby to latch on to the nipple. If you are experiencing difficulty breastfeeding, our obstetricians, nurses and dedicated lactation specialists are here to offer counseling and support to help you achieve your breastfeeding goals.

  • Ineffective Latch-On or Sucking
    Premature birth and jaundice are just a few of the many reasons a baby may not be able to suck or latch on effectively. Our obstetricians, nurses and dedicated lactation specialists are here to assess the problem and help you achieve your breastfeeding goals.

  • Insufficient or Delayed Milk Production
    If milk production is an issue, turn to Jefferson's Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

  • Low Milk Production
    If milk production is an issue after you are home with your baby, you can call the Jefferson "Warm Line."

  • Multiple Pregnancy
    If you are pregnant with two or more fetuses, our dedicated team of obstetricians, Maternal-Fetal Medicine specialists and advanced practice nurses will closely monitor your pregnancy and provide advanced interventions, if needed, to ensure the health of you and your babies throughout pregnancy and labor and delivery.

  • Over-Active Let-Down
    If your baby gags or pushes away from the breast while feeding, you may be experiencing over-active let-down, when your body produces milk too quickly.

  • Ovulation Disorders
    When ovulation fails to occur or occurs on an infrequent or irregular basis, it is considered an ovulatory disorder, which can lead to irregular periods and infertility.

  • Plugged Milk Ducts
    If you go too long without emptying your breasts of milk, or if insufficient milk is being emptied during feedings, your milk ducts can become plugged and you may feel a tender lump in your breast. You should schedule an appointment to confirm if the lump is due to a plugged milk duct or if further testing is required.

  • Pregnancy
    Our obstetricians and advanced practice nurses are among the best in the Philadelphia region for managing your pregnancy and welcoming your baby into the world. Right from the start of your pregnancy, through delivery and beyond, our highly skilled team will give you and your baby all of the personal attention and care you need.

  • Sore Nipples
    If you are experiencing sore nipples from breastfeeding, consult one of our lactation consultants to receive expert treatment.